Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3953 (Galaxy in Ursa Major)
|Date & Time: ||Apr 9 2004, from 21:38 to 21:58 JST(+0900)
|Composed 3 shots with 8 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
|Location: ||Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto|
NGC3953 is a small bared galaxy floating about 1.3 degrees south from gamma UMa.
The galaxy has a long axis of 7 arc minutes and 10.8th magnitude.
Maybe you cannot appreciate detailed structures through telescopes, but this image shows you a bared structure in central region of the galaxy.
|NGC3953 / Galaxy, type SB(r)bc I-II|
|R.A.||11h 53m 49.5s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+52° 19' 39" (2000.0)|
|Distance||70 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Ursa Major N Group|
|Other IDs||UGC6870, MCG9-20-26|